Family Support Worker - Bilingual

Lutheran Services in Iowa

Social Services | Full Time | Hybrid | Des Moines

Posted: 5/24/24

Job Description

LSI announces a gratifying opportunity for a full-time Family Support Worker for our Early Childhood program in counties such as Dallas, Warren, Adair, and Madison.
What We Do

As one of Iowa's most trusted human services agencies, LSI has a legacy of serving children and families for more than 150 years. Our Early Childhood Services provide critical care, guidance, and education to parents of young children across the state. Whether we're meeting with families through in-home weekly visits, connecting them to local resources in their community, or hosting support groups for parents to bond, this team makes a direct impact on the lives of the Iowans we are privileged to serve. You can join us on our mission to provide hope and healing.

What You'll Do

Want to make a difference in the life of children and families? Family Support Specialists offer home visits to expectant parents and caregivers of small children, providing parenting education, support, and advocacy. Family Support Specialists link parents to resources, promote optimal child health and development, and problem solve with parents. Family needs and abilities are evaluated on an ongoing basis. Family Support Specialists assist families in designing individualized support plans and empower families overtime to achieve their chosen goals. Our home visitation program is part of a nationwide initiative designed to empower families to become and remain healthy and strong.

What You'll Need

Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor's degree in a health, education, or human service related field and one year of related experience working with children and families.

Bilingual Spanish-English speaking is required to meet the needs of the clients we serve.

How We'll Support You

On top of joining the best team around, you can also receive:

- A competitive salary

- Comprehensive benefits

- A flexible work schedule

- A 401(k)

- Generous paid time off

- Health, dental, life, and vision insurance

- Career-building opportunities

- Special Team LSI perks like gym discounts, pet insurance, and cell phone discounts through Verizon

- Mileage Reimbursement

Why You'll Love Working Here

"This work fulfills my passion and purpose in helping caregivers provide a nurturing and accepting environment for their kids. I feel very humbled and privileged to be able to witness their journeys every day." - Mallory, an Early Childhood Services team member

Who We Are

LSI is an equal opportunity employer. At LSI we respect diverse life experiences, cultures and heritages, and strive to provide that all voices are heard and valued. You can learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at

Ready to get started? Apply today!

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Deadline to Apply 6/16/24


Travel Required

Resume Required


Contact Person

Anna Mortale

Deadline to Apply 6/16/24

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